Popup shops represent a growing trend both nationally and internationally taking vacant commercial space and activating it, typically with retail, as a means of reducing blight and increasing economic vitality in the community. MEMShop is the branded name of the Memphis Tennessee popup shops launched by the city Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team in 2012.
alt.Consulting partnered with the Innovation Delivery Team to launch MEMShops on Broad Avenue where we incubated 6 businesses. The South Memphis intersection of Walker and Mississippi Boulevard is our next MEMShop location for early 2014. We are looking for those interested in testing their new retail concept or those desiring to test their existing products in this South Memphis area. During the 6 month popup period the MEMShops receive reduced rent for the spaces that they occupy along with various types of business support services, including one-on-one marketing training and one-on-one, on-site, business consulting services from alt.Consulting.
The deadline for application is December 15, 2013. For our application and additional information, visit our website at: www.memshop.org.